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Rain/Winter Planning - Gravel Guards (Quick On/Off) ?

Old 08-29-22, 06:38 PM
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Rain/Winter Planning - Gravel Guards (Quick On/Off) ?

So 'Winter' is just around the corner... LOL!
Thinking and planning ahead - since I'm shipping my PoseidonX to Germany, for my trip in October - bike will remain there, permanently for future trips.
There WILL be rain, and cold... and for those days I'd like to put on some fender/guards... ideally something non-permanent (The X doesn't have enough clearance for full fenders...) which can be put on in minutes.
For my mtbs I've always used the SKS rear mudguard with a quick connector to the seatpost. My 1st search went to SKS, and these are some good options.... I think
SKS X-Blade 29r
SKS X-Board I can cut the width down, if it seems excessively wide...
If anyone has any other ideas or recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated, especially if you have pics of installation on your bike - again, non-permanent guards for gravel-ish bike.
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For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are king. Superlight, quick n easy on/off, packable…. I use Fender Bendor for excellent “ass saving” protection, and Mini Mudder front just to protect the lower headset and keep front wheel spray off my face.



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The SKS Speedrockers are made specifically for gravel bikes. I slap them on for winter riding. Pretty easy to take on and off, but they are much sturdier than any of the other SKS fenders I've used over the years. I think they will work with tires up to 42mm.
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I use SKS Raceblade Pro XL’s. Although rated to 32mm tires, they still work well on my 38’s. Once set up, they go on in a minute and stay secure on gravel roads. While not full fenders, they do a good job and keep 90% of the water off. For mud, all fenders collect it. I use an Ass Saver when it’s a mud ride.
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For messy gravel riding, I think Ass Savers are king. Superlight, quick n easy on/off, packable…. I use Fender Bendor for excellent “ass saving” protection, and Mini Mudder front just to protect the lower headset and keep front wheel spray off my face.



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